By: KDKA-TV News Staff
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDKA) — U.S. Senator Bob Casey is sponsoring a bill to protect children from falling furniture.READ MORE: U.S. Steel Tower In Downtown Pittsburgh Lights Up To Promote Heisman Campaign Of Pitt QB Kenny Pickett
The STURDY Act — or the Stop Tip-Overs Of Unstable, Risky Dressers On Youth bill — would make stability standards for manufactures mandatory rather than voluntary. Companies would need to get their products tested for safety and stability before being sold.READ MORE: Homeowner Convicted In Killings Of 2 Teens Smoking Marijuana Inside His Garage
Casey’s bill claims 460 children have died in tip-overs since 2000. The bill also claims a child is injured that way every 46 minutes.MORE NEWS: Former Ohio Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Meade Charged With Murder In Shooting Of Casey Goodson Jr.
In 2014, two little girls in Aliquippa, Ryeley and Brooklyn Beatty, were killed when a dresser fell on them. In 2017, a girl in New Kensington was hurt when an entertainment center fell on her.